UPDATE – RasTa Live Event
On Saturday September 10, 2011 I was asked to speak about the design surrounding the film. It turned out to be one of the highlights in my career as an artist. I wanted to share it with you.
* Please read my speech at the bottom of this post.
Adam Jarvis – At long last, I have completed a very important project. I wanted to share it with you and hopefully get some feedback. In turn, perhaps you could pass it on to someone who might dig it. It would mean allot to me. Thanks.
When I was approached by Len Henry of Fashcam to work on a logo for a featured length documentary about RasTafari – I was very honoured. Working closely with Len and Corwin Hall of Yaudie, we developed a logo that captured the spirit of the movement.
This project presented a grand opportunity for me to educate myself on the religion. What I was not expecting, was to reach such artistic depths within myself. It pushed me to create something, then elevate it into a “work of art”.
A large bulk on my creativity ends up here on Vectorvault. It is my lover letter to vector art and my favourite software Adobe Illustrator. But this project required me to activate the Photoshop side of my brain as well.
With countless layers and textures, this poster finally came to fruition. “It” let me know when “it” was finished.
As a Creative Director with over 16 years behind me, I can honestly say that this project was far more enjoyable than any “ad” I have ever done. I enjoyed the process of reading faces and revealing the story through images…
Interested is learning more? [Read more…] about (VIDEO) RasTa – Movie Poster
Depixelizing Pixel Art: Upscaling Retro 8-bit Games
Two researchers — Johannes Kopf from Microsoft, and Dani Lischinski from The Hebrew University — have successfully created an algorithm that depixelizes and upscales low-resolution 8-bit “pixel art” into lush vector graphics. The algorithm identifies pixel-level details to accurately shade the new image — but more importantly, the algorithm can create smooth, curved contour lines from only-connected-on-the-diagonal single pixels. Look at the Super Mario World dolphin below, and compare it to the original source sprite below that: the results speak for themselves.
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[Read more…] about Retro video games vectorized for a re-match
Interface design has been pushed to new places. And certainly the iPad platform has challenged designers to approach the way we interact with technology in exciting new ways. Watch this:
OscilloScoop is a perfect example of an application that starts over. It’s a music program that allows anyone to create soundscapes with through touch and experimentation. It’s stunning to look at at just downright fun to play around with. You may not uncover your inner musician, but you will enjoy “fooling around” with this magnificent app.
Read more about it here.
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later